Seminole Heights video game arcade and bar Lowry Parcade located at 1213 West Waters Avenue in Tampa is throwing a Punkcade New Year’s Eve Party to celebrate the coming of 2019 starting at 8PM on December 31st, 2018.
The party theme is based around classic beat’em’up video games from the 16-bit era such as Streets of Rage, Golden Axe, and Final Fight.
Costume ideas include leather, spikes, spiky hair, dyed hair, excessive belts, chains, combat boots, piercings, and attitude. The best solo or couple duo will win a $40 giftcard from Lowry Parcade.
No cover charge.
All games will be 1 token and some pinball machines and arcade cabinets will be free for the event.
VAMP the video game violinist will be providing music for attendees. Here’s hoping there is some Yuzo Koshiro in that mix.
Please enjoy this Yuzo Koshiro Streets of Rage mix as well:
Looking to party the night away on New Year’s Eve 2019? I have you covered.
Here are some recommendations of events happening around town:
New Year’s Eve Gala at Armature Works: Celebrate NYE 2019 at one of Tampa’s hottest spots this year. Armature Work changed what people view Tampa’s waterfront to be and opened the floodgates to a whole new part of town. Armature Works. 1910 North Ola Avenue, Tampa, Florida. $205+
New Year’s Eve at MFA – 1st Annual: The Museum of Fine Arts in St. Petersburg is throwing their 1st annual bash to ring in 2019. Options include dinner or just partying the night away with special exhibitions available to guests and a view to Downtown St. Pete’s NYE fireworks display. Museum of Fine Arts, St. Pete. 255 Beach Drive, St. Petersburg, Florida. $175+
New Year’s Eve Pool Party at Postcard Inn: Those looking for a relaxing and chill NYE might opt for a casual night of beach-front fun at Postcard Inn on St. Pete Beach. Swim shorts not included. Postcard Inn. 6300 Gulf Boulevard, St. Pete Beach, Florida. No cover.
6th Annual Black Tie BBQ at Cafe Dufrain: New Year’s Eve is one of the busiest nights for restaurants as diners splurge on a special evening with warm wishes for a new year. Make sure to get your reservation in early. Cafe Dufrain. 707 Harbour Post Drive, Tampa, Florida. $45+
New Year’s Eve at American Social Tampa: American Social has one of Tampa’s best waterfront views and is always a prime location for fireworks and displays on the bay. If you’re ready to party, American Social is ready to get down. American Social. 601 South Harbour Island Boulevard #107, Tampa, Florida.$150+
Havana Heights: Mandarin Heights and Bodega Seminole Heights are joining forces to provide a Cuban-inspired affair with cocktails and delicious food flowing all night long. 5901 North Florida Avenue, Tampa, Florida. $100+
NYE 2019 on EDGE Social Drinkery: Those looking to escape to a bar and chill can enjoy a casual NYE on top of the Epicurean Hotel in South Tampa. Drink specials all night. EDGE Social Drinkery. 1207 South Howard Avenue, Tampa, Florida. No cover.
New Year’s Eve Tiki Fest at The Birchwood: One of the best spots in Downtown St. Pete on Beach Drive is offering a New Year’s Eve Tiki Fest this year to ring in 2019 with gourmet food and an open bar. Tickets are going fast so get yours soon. The Birchwood. 340 Beach Drive Northeast, St. Petersburg, Florida. $135+
Party Like Its 1999 NYE Party at The Bricks: Take it back the late 1990s and 2000s at The Bricks in Ybor City to ring in 2019 for New Year’s Eve. Don’t forget your windbreaker. The Bricks. 1327 East 7th Avenue, Ybor City, Florida. No Cover.
Punkcade NYE Party: Seminole Heights retro-gaming bar Lowry Parcade is having a punk-themed party for NYE 2019 with beat’em up games at the center of the fun. Plenty of games and fun all night. Lowry Parcade. 1213 West Waters Avenue, Tampa, Florida. No cover.
EDGE Social Drinkery located in Epicurean Hotel at 1207 South Howard Avenue will have a casual New Year’s Eve 2019 celebration for visitors and guests running from 8PM to 2AM on December 31st.
The rooftop bar will offer $10 glasses and $50 bottles of Veuve Clicquot all-night long as well as complimentary favors. No cover charge. Watch the ball drop on Plasma TV screens and enjoy a bar-wide countdown to 2019.
Cafe Dufrain located at 707 Harbour Post Drive on Harbour Island in Downtown Tampa is bringing back their annual New Year’s Eve Black Tie BBQ this year on December 31st from 5PM to 10PM and is now taking reservations.
Interesting dinner menu items include Horseradish Crusted Brisket, Braised Pork Shank, Wild Mushroom Risotto, Truffle Mac and Cheese, and Beignets.
Dinner is $45 per person and includes a glass of champagne.
Call (813) 275-9701 to make a reservation. Cafe Dufrain, founded in 2003, is an award-winning, family-owned and operated waterfront restaurant. Visit Cafe Dufrain online at www.cafedufrain.com
If you’re looking for a casual way to spend New Year’s Eve, you might want to jump on I-275 and head over to Postcard Inn located at 6300 Gulf Boulevard on St. Pete Beach. Their New Year’s Eve Pool Party 2019 runs from 8:30PM to 12:30AM on December 31st, 2018.
There will be no cover charge and a complimentary champagne toast at midnight.
Enjoy a viewing of the ball drop on the big screen and drink specials throughout the night. Live music will be spinning courtesy of DJ Elmo.
If you’re interested in booking a room at the hotel call (727) 249-0252.
Interested in ringing in the new year and supporting the arts? The Museum of Fine Arts or MFA in St. Petersburg is having its 1st Annual New Year’s Eve Party going into 2019. Tickets cost $175 to party or $350 to enjoy dinner and party per person and are now available.
Dinner will run from 7:30PM to 9:30PM and includes valet parking, an open bar, a special dinner, as as well as piano bar and cabaret performance by Paul Wilborn and Blue Roses and access to special exhibitions.
The New Year’s Eve party begins at 9:30PM and will run until 1AM and includes valet parking, an open bar, artisan desserts from Artistic Whisk, savory light bites, dancing to music provided by Inpulse Entertainment, a midnight champagne toast, special exhibitions, and a view of First Night of St. Pete fireworks downtown.
The theme is “Mid-Century Magic” inspired by winter exhibitions at the MFA. Dress to impress.
Want to spend New Year’s Eve 2019 at one of the hottest new spots in town? Armature Works is throwing an all-inclusive New Year’s Eve Gala with Big City Events and tickets are now on-sale starting at $205 per person (excludes taxes and fees). Reserved table options are also available.
Tickets include a top shelf open bar (liquor, beer, wine, and champagne all night long), live music, DJ entertainment, and a selection of hor d’oeuvres. The event will run from 9PM on New Years’ Eve to 1AM.
Prices will increase until the day of the event although tickets are limited so it is recommended that you get your ticket early.
Guests will enjoy fireworks waterfront at midnight from the outside lawn at Armature Works with the Downtown Tampa skyline in the backdrop.
Anise Global Gastrobar in Downtown Tampa, located at 777 North Ashley Drive across from Curtis Hixon Park, will host their annual New Year’s Eve Party from 9PM-2AM this Saturday, December 31st.
Guests can expect excellent craft cocktails from some of the best bartenders in town and gourmet bites. The event starts late enough to make plans earlier in the day before heading to the party.
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Tickets are on-sale and cost $60 per person for admission. Admission includes a welcome cocktail, buffet, drink specials, and a champagne toast. Tables are also available and vary from $180-$480. For more information contact Anise at (813) 225-4272.